Irish Courts Service plans to manage workforce via the web

21 Aug 2008

Human resources for courts the length and breadth of Ireland are to be managed via a web-based workforce management system, it emerged yesterday.

Irish company Softworks has deployed a range of time, attendance, flexi-time, leave approval and absence management applications to help the nationwide network of courts meet the goals set out in the Courts Service Strategic Management Plan, which was published in 2006.

The plan identified a requirement for the continued development of modern management and executive information systems to help the service respond to ever-changing operational requirements.

It also required a system to help keep the Courts Service compliant with all relevant legislative requirements, such as the Working Time Directive.

“The solution incorporates dynamically all client and industry-specific work policies and business rules, while addressing country and EU specific legislative compliance obligations and associated best practice,” explained Softworks sales director, Noel Dooley.

Wicklow-headquartered Softworks has offices in the UK and North America and has been delivering workforce management technologies to enterprise and government clients for over 20 years.

Government clients of the company in Ireland include the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism, the Revenue Commissioners, the Department of Finance and the Department of Foreign Affairs.

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years